Scaddabush Italian Kitchen & Bar - Square One
Scaddabush Italian Kitchen & Bar - Square One

Scaddabush Italian Kitchen & Bar - Square One

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://scaddabush.com/
  • Phone: (905) 281-1721
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sun - Wed: 11:30 am - midnight
    Thu - Sat: 11:30 am - 1:00 am (Please note we do not take reservations on Friday & Saturday between 5:00pm-close)
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Steve Silvestro
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Scaddabush Italian Kitchen & Bar - Square One
It's a little of this, a little of that and a whole new take on Italian. At SCADDABUSH, we are are guided by time-honoured traditions. In true Italian fashion, we rely on fresh ingredients. Our fresh pasta is made in-house daily, and we offer fresh mozzarella made to order every day between 5pm & 11pm.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Scaddabush Italian Kitchen & Bar - Square One reviews from OpenTable diners
85 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (54)great for lunch (38)fit for foodies (26)special occasion (24)neighborhood gem (23)hot spot (23)romantic (15)kid-friendly (14)vibrant bar scene (12)great for outdoor dining (12)great for brunch (10)late-night find (10)notable wine list (9)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Disorganized
    Ignored
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Booked reservation online and only had 4:45 available for early dinner. Called to ask if 5:00 or 5:30 was available and was advised there was no availability. We showed up at 445 and were seated. We waited for 35 minutes watching others being seated and served around us. I finally went back to the hostess to let her know no one ever came back after we were seated. After 45 minutes a server came over and apologized for the delay. He was great...did everything he could to improve the experience. Food was so-so. I would not recommend it...sorry.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • authentic italian cuisine
    Therence
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I invited my friends. Ive never been yo an italiam restaurant befor. It was a great experience. Very tasty, unique. Very interesting to know how an Italian should taste and presented in the table. Great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best restaurants in Mississauga
    Edward
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    The food was amazing. The atmosphere was perfect. Our server was fantastic. Will definitely tell friends to come see for themselves. We will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    yumfood
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The meal was fantastic and the service was really great. The only negative thing was that the area I was sitting in was quite noisy, but overall it was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • social10
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I joined the social club and showed the email to the waitress and she was not able to "honor" it for any discounts as it did not have a bar code. Quite disappointed with that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not the best visit
    Foodie
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I've been to this specific location at least twice before, I find that the quality of the food has gone down. The spaghetti noodles aren't as thick as they used to be and the portions seem smaller. It's still nice to have everything made fresh in house, although I dI find the food was better when they first opened.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tal
    Dinerdame
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The music was a little loud. Food was great. Waiters were great. Reasonably priced. First time going and will go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian option in Mississauga
    KCO5
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Knowing Scaddabush is a chain, I expected moderate food and service but was pleasantly surprised to receive high-quality food and service. You can't go wrong with any of the appetizers - I recommend the charity bread and meatball - and the pasta is fresh. The sangria is a MUST. Made with passion fruit juice, it is the best sangria I've had to date. We ordered zeppole and didn't find out until after that they had run out. The manager came by to apologize and to offer us redeemable cards for free zeppole at our next visit. Overall, service was great - attentive and positive. The decor is modernized rustic Italian with dim lighting and a high noise level; something to keep in mind if booking for date night. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Angie
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I had heard good things about this place, so I was somewhat excited. We were a group of 3. For a Tuesday night, the place was busy and noisy. The menu has some good choices. Our dishes were Pasta Arrabiata, Pizza Bianca and Capri (mixed seafood & pasta). The pizza and the Arrabiata sauce were good, but our friend did not enjoy the Capri. The pasta, although it is freshly made, was way overdone in both pasta dishes. No "al dente" here - was soggy and limp. And we're very familiar with authentic Italian food. Decent wine choices however and although none of us had dessert, the dessert menu looked good. The service was ok too. This place is good but if you're looking for authentic Italian dishes, in my opinion, there are other better choices (Grazie, Grano, Centro).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Sponge
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great food and atmosphere for people that love going out for a good time with great people
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch for Two
    lunchfor2
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great Caesar Salad!! Waitress could have been a bit friendlier. Washrooms are very clean, with nice Italian music playing and great smelling hand cream! Ambiance was nice, not too loud, good for conversation. We'll probably be back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for sharing
    dinner44
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We were heading to a movie after dinner and wanted to avoid carrying leftovers, so a friend and I shared a primavera pizza and large house salad. The kitchen split the salad ahead of time and served it to us in two bowls (the pizza is served whole on a wooden plank).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Patio
    MagzVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Awesome meatball! Fantastic pizza! Will definitely be back to try therir fresh made mozzarella!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hopefully an exception
    Love2eatout
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I have eaten here many times and have always recommended it to friends. However, I was disappointed with the fettuccine with bolognese sauce this time. The pasta was overcooked and the bolognese sauce had the taste and consistency of an ordinary meat sauce - definitely not the same high quality I had on previous visits. Hopefully, this was an exception as I love the ambiance and service here, but I dine out because I want an excellent food experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice ambiance
    judifoodie
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We've been twice now. First time was maybe a month or two after original opening and the food was lovely but the service was atrocious. 2nd visit the food was nice but considering it's an Italian restaurant you'd think they'd offer you Parmesan on your pasta, but both times we were not. The ambiance is wonderful, beautifully decorated. Food I'd say is above average but quite costly in comparison. Service needs great improvement.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • oakvilleresident
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant, the food was very good and our server was outstanding! We're looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent and authentic
    GiacsVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Just like mamma ! great menu - try the fresh made in house daily mozzarella - amazing, fresh cuisine, fabulous service, nice to drop by for a quick meal anytime or hang out at bar with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall Experience
    luvthosemeatballs
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Greeting Staff makes you feel comfortable right from the time you walk in the door. Waiting staff is great. Good food, good fun and great atmosphere. I would recommend it to all my friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tomato
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Excellent service! Great food! Will definitely be back again. Thank you again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great authentic Italian restaurant
    Alice
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Been here a few times now and brought some friends with me and now I got my friends hooked on it. So whenever they visit me in Mississauga this is their fave place to go
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • worst service
    DJYK
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Reserved a booth which I ended up getting in the corner (not a big deal) BUT the really busy bartenders were our servers. Yes server(s). Two people serving us who had a lot of mis communication going on. We ordered appetizers that they forgot to give us and brought out our dinner 40mins later saying they were sorry. Then my friend ordered a 5 oz of wine, later was charged for the 8 oz (understandable because mistakes do happen). When we told the server about the mistake she came back and said she accidently gave us the 8 oz but not to worry because she brought us the difference. Then she rudely said "don't worry guess that extra splash was on us". Didn't wait for us to leave before she started running her mouth to her Co workers about us.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food!
    Whatsheeatingnow
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We love visiting this neighbourhood restaurant. Their "Charity Bread" and the fresh mozza are excellent. Pastas are delicious. I really enjoyed the Chicken Limone too...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great - but a bit too salty
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I loved the ambiance and the food was great! Fresh made mozarella and great meat balls (big too) - the food an place were wonderful - but the food was over salted - would have enjoyed it so much more with less salt - my whole family thinks so too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So so
    Kcleopatra
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband and went for brunch. He ordered the veal cutlet and I ordered the chicken cutlet. My chicken was excellent but my pasta was disgustingly cold and bland . My husband's veal cutlet was huge. He liked it but found the edges a bit tough. His pasta was disgustingly cold and both pastas and sauce felt like leftovers. Cappuccino was good and the tiramisu was to die for
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • diner18
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Had a reservation for 9 people. They let us share pizza and pasta. The food was pretty good, though quite rich. The pasta - arabbiata is not as spicy as the waitress suggested, but it still tasted good. The best was the cheesecake, it tasted very fresh. Our server was enthusiastic and accommodating. Ambiance was nice, though the music was a little loud at times. Overall a good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    luv2eat
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The service was extremely good. The waitresses and waiters were friendly and welcoming. The managers are also very nice. The food is delicious, especially the spaduch and the spinach dip. It's great place to have dinner with friends or go on a date. I highly recommend this restaurant. The mozzarella is house-made and it's scrumptious. The sparklers for birthdays are a nice touch. Scaddabush is my new favourite restaurant and I can't wait until my next visit. It's menu consists of a variety of dishes, so you are sure to find something you like. The open kitchen is a great idea as it keeps things fun.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rare Gem
    terrylcz3
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Second time around food, service and cocktails outstanding. My veal was cooked to perfection with a crunch! My cosmos were 10 out of 10. As anyone who knows me that rating is amazing. Lol. We were a group of six and we all had an outstanding time. Our server was perfect. Even told us where to purchase the pizza sizzors. Can't wait to come back. Or can you open up in Grimsby????
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sweet place
    jiffy
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The pizza is amazing. The stuffed meatball was really good. The zucca was really really good. Will be going again and again. Service and food quality were impeccable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meatball was too salty
    JCruz
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I picked this restaurant for a dinner with my friends. I have never been to Scaddabush myself but had read good reviews so I was excited. Living and working in an Italian dominated city, I had my fair share of experience with Italian food so I had high hopes for this restaurant. Unfortunately, I was disappointed. One of my friends and I ordered the stuffed meatball on spaghetti and we both agreed that it was way too salty. I also found it pricy for the portion that we got. Thankfully, the zeppole and tartufo made up for our main dish. They were to die for. The ambience was great too. Our server, Eric, was amazing. He was very attentive and funny. Overall, I would not recommend or come back to Scaddabush.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    sp214
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The food is AMAZING! I recommend this place to everyone. I am a picky eater, and there isn't anything I tried that I didn't like. The fresh mozzarella and their spinach and artichoke dip are AMAZING. The pizzas and pastas are so fresh... I don't think I can complain about anything.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scaddabush great food great dining
    Mangiare
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The atmospheres fun food is very delicious great oven bake pizzas really fun place to go and have a great meal enjoy!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The fresh mozzarella was amazing! I would definitely order it again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 53 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 99 reviews are from the Scaddabush Italian Kitchen & Bar - Square One reviews archive.
  • delizioso!
    theLeener
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Walking into this joint started a whirlwind of only good things. The atmosphere is great, a relatively young scene with nice interior lighting (not too dark). The huge bar spans across the left wall, while right shows the outside patio view. I ordered the chicken parm with spaghetti and it was delicious, most times the chicken gets overcooked and overbreaded, not in this case, it was cooked perfectly and juicy inside. Take the recommendation of your server, get anything with the fresh mozzarella, it is amazing, so smooth. My girlfriend ordered one of the fresh in-house pasta dishes and although the plating made the portion look small, she was deceived, it was quite the hefty. A great find with great food with great friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Girls NIght out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    My girlfriend and I had a great dining experience on a girls night out! Good eats, good atmosphere and lots of laughs!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JuliaKara
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Food AMAZING!!! Made fresh daily mozzarella and pasta! Cant beat that :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food slower service
    LolaTC
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Food is great and staff is friendly. But they're a little slow. We waited a while for our food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • solid and dependable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    nice atmosphere, friendly staff, and good food. I come here often and will continue to do so.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner out with family
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We had an enjoyable dinner out celebrating my son's graduation from college. The atmosphere and food of the restaurant was fabulous.Service was top notch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WineandDine
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I enjoy the atmosphere at Scaddabush. I often take my grown children for lunch, brunch, or dinner. In nice weather, we sit outside and share a pitcher of sangria and some calamari. We love the rustic tables and assortment of different chairs. Very relaxing and fun. Reminds us of Spain.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing as always
    Olly26
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I love the foooood :) Great atmosphere too Service is okay
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.